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New England Apple Cheddar Cheese Rustic Tart (Galette)

This buttery galette dough makes a free-form tart that is not only easy but is crisp and flaky and can be made ahead by several days without drying out. The filling is the popular New England combination of apples and cheddar cheese, along with aromatic Fall spices. A beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving table! Jump …

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Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini

This fall, cozy up with a warming twist on a classic cocktail. A great little pick-me-up for rainy days, this pumpkin spice espresso martini is the perfect combination of intense espresso, boozy vanilla vodka, and homemade pumpkin spice simple syrup. Jump To: RECIPE | Ingredients | Method Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini Ingredients Pumpkin Spice Simple …

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Raspberry Black Tea Scones with Vanilla Icing Recipe

Scones are often thought of as dried out biscuits, sometimes with a glob of sweet icing to mask the crumbly dry dough. Not these raspberry black tea scones however!! This recipe makes a slightly sweet pastry filled to the brim with fresh raspberries and only a drizzle of lemon-vanilla icing on top. Don’t let the …

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Ultimate Guide to Using Foraged Spruce Tips: Teas, Syrups & Preserves

Living in rural Minnesota has given me access to a wide range of spruce trees. In early Spring the tender tips can be harvested and made into teas, infused sugars, syrups and even baked goods! Check out this guide to harvesting and using spruce tips in delicious, creative ways. Jump to: RECIPE: Spruce Tip Tea …

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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake: No Butter or Buttermilk

Old fashioned recipes for strawberry shortcake typically include a biscuit rather than a sponge cake. The homemade biscuit in this recipe is basically a drop biscuit (no rolling pin required), and is made without butter or buttermilk. It has a slight crunch that pairs well with the juicy, fresh strawberries, and it is very simple …

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Savory Rhubarb Sauce on Salmon Filets

This tart ginger rhubarb sauce combines with tender, flaky salmon filets for a quick and easy Spring dinner. The rhubarb compote is balanced between tangy and sweet with the ginger and balsamic vinegar giving it a more nuanced flavor. The salmon itself can be roasted, baked, or grilled and the rhubarb topping can be served …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cornmeal Sheet Cake: Oil-Based

Strawberries and rhubarb (a classic combination) pair with a sweet cornmeal sheet cake for the easiest, tastiest, dessert or snacking cake you can make for Summer gatherings. This sheet cake has a great texture from the cornmeal, and is made with olive oil rather than butter to keep it from drying out, giving it the …

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Blueberry Lime & Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles

If you’re looking for a healthy Summertime alternative to bacon and eggs for breakfast, these blueberry breakfast popsicles are perfect. Easy to grab-and-go and made with superfood blueberries, Greek yogurt and a bit of honey and granola. Kick start your Summer mornings, or refresh yourself with a cooling, healthy snack. Jump to: RECIPE This post …

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English Summer Pudding with Blueberry Syrup

English Summer Pudding is really a misnomer if you’re from the States, as it isn’t what Americans think of as pudding at all.  To the British, the term pudding seems to cover everything from steamed savory dishes to molded cakes. This “summer pudding” is a classic English dessert made with the available berries of the …

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Blueberry Bacon Cheeseburger for Summer Gatherings

Bacon cheeseburgers are one of the most popular burger combinations around. How about adding a slightly sweet blueberry jam to this iconic burger to “take it up a notch” as they say. It’s an easy addition and it adds the sweet-savory flavor that is so remarkable in food pairings. Perfect for 4th of July or …

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Easy Poke Cake with Cake Mix & Fresh Blueberry Sauce

This easy poke cake is made with a boxed cake mix, fresh blueberries and blackberries simmered into a compote, and topped with vanilla or lemon flavored whipped cream. No jello filling like the old fashioned poke cakes, but also no need to make the cake part from scratch. Easy, light and features the fresh berries …

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Rhubarb Custard with Nut Streusel Topping: No Water Bath

Rhubarb season is brief and there are so many delicious sweet and savory rhubarb dishes to make. This tangy-sweet dish can be enjoyed as a sweet-tart custard or as a sweeter rhubarb crisp. I’ve also added whipped cream to the leftovers and made it into an adapted “Eton Mess”. Try it in all three versions! …

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Masters Golf Recipes: Pimento Sandwiches & Azalea Cocktail

With the Masters Tournament coming up, I thought I’d highlight two iconic menu items to recreate during this time of Green Jackets: the Classic Pimento Cheese Sandwich and the Azelea Cocktail (with a peach twist). The history of the sandwich is fun, and the sandwich itself is actually quite good! Jump to: RECIPE | History …

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Creamy Egg Salad Sandwich with Soft Boiled Eggs

This classic egg salad sandwich mixes mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and a little lemon zest with perfectly cooked soft-boiled eggs. The recipe includes a method that not only makes perfect soft-boiled eggs (or hard-boiled eggs) but also shows you how to achieve no-fuss, easy peeling every time. Thoroughly and repeatedly tested!! Jump to: RECIPE | Step-by-Step …

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Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Whether you’re carving Jack-o-Lanterns for Halloween or roasting squash for a Winter comfort dinner, don’t throw out the seeds! Roast them up with some aromatic spices for a healthy Fall-flavored snack, or a garnish to many Mexican dishes. Jump to: RECIPE | Which Pumpkin Seeds Are Edible? | Pumpkin Seeds vs Pepitas | How To …

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